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Webb's Wonders

Stephan’s Quintet is a group of five galaxies. Can you spot them in this image from the James Webb Space Telescope? NASA/ESA/CSA/STSCL

The James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful telescope ever launched. It was sent into space in 2021. The first images captured by Webb were revealed in the summer.

“These images are going to remind the world that America can do big things,” President Joe Biden said. He was speaking at the White House. NASA’s Bill Nelson was with him. They showed a picture of SMACS 0723. That is a swarm of thousands of galaxies. Four other images were revealed at the Goddard Space Flight Center. That’s in Greenbelt, Maryland. One was Stephan’s Quintet. More images will be released over time.